Thursday, July 21, 2016

The CCEE at the Beach

Joanne here with your third CCEE Stampers Challenge for July.....

July, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere,
is one of our warmest months.
 When I think of hot days, I think of the beach.
  Let’s create cards that honor beaches in some way.

Once again (sorry) I forgot to write down the companies for the stamps I used, so just ask if you need to know.  I stamped the beach, then created the water and sky with sponging.  I heat embossed the sentiment,  Piercing was added and that is about it......

If you join in, please add a link to your card in a comment on the CCEE Blog..
 If posting on splitcoaststampers,
 please add CCEE1629 to keywords.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Late to the Crazies Sketch

It is sketch week with the Crazy4Challenges DT.  I used a negative die from Memory Box, a flower die from Memory Box, a Martha Stewart punch, and MFT pierced 'flag' die.  I pierced around the edges and added and MFT sentiment.

Be sure to check out the varied way the Crazies used the sketch at the Crazies Blog.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

CCEEers Honor Cows

Joanne here with your new CCEE Stampers Challenge for this week.......

Tomorrow is National Cow Appreciation Day.
  Let’s create a card with a cow or two on it.
  If you happen not to have cow images, then use another
‘farm’ animal.  Please add a fun sentiment OR make it as a get well card.

Come to the CCEE Blog to see the fab cow creations by
 the rest of this talented team.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Crazy for Encouragement

As the hostess for July's Crazy4Challenges, here is this week's challenge....
July 11 is Cheer Up the Lonely Day.  Let’s create cards of encouragement.
My card is a true one layer CAS card.  I used stamps from Just Rite.  I colored the frame lightly with Copics.
Be sure to stop in at the Crazies Blog to see the cards of encouragement created by the rest of the DT and our guest designer.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

CCEEers Enjoy Their Ice Cream

Hello....Joanne here as your July CCEE Stampers Challenge hostess.  Here is my challenge for today......

July is National Ice Cream month.  We have some
 great sources for fresh creamy ice cream 
in our area, and I am sure that is true
 of the places where you live. 
  Let’s celebrate by having ice cream
 in some form on our cards. 
Be sure to visit the CCEE Blog to see the deeelish designs by the rest of the team

Saturday, July 2, 2016


Hello....Joanne here with the first challenge for the Crazy4Challenges DT and friends.  Here it is....

I have just returned from my annual trip to Maine. 
 One of my favorite places on Earth is Nubble Light,
 a beautiful lighthouse in York, Maine.
  I could sit there for hours looking at and listening to the ocean. 
 This week, let’s honor lighthouses on our cards. 
 If for some reason you do not have a lighthouse image,
 then create an ocean scene.  
We would like to introduce our Guest Designer for the month of July, Alexis Crossland-Smith,
Scrappin' Sister -  We look forward to 'playing' with her in this month's challenges.

I used an image of my truly favorite lighthouse, Nubble Light.  I decided to use it just in ourline form rather than coloring it.  The rest you can see for yourself.

Be sure to visit the Crazies Blog to see the fab lighthouse/ocean creations by this fabulous DT.  We'd sure love to see your take on it, so be sure to leave a link in a blog comment.  If you are uploading to an online gallery, please use the keyword C4C343.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

CCEE Stampers Mix It Up

This is Vicky's last challenge as our hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge for June! Here is her challenge........

I need to practice mixed media so I can join in more challenges.   I   often back off as I think I’m not able to make a good finished product.   Let’s make a mixed  media card.

Quoting Splitcoaststamers: A "medium" can be any of the following:
Pencils - wax, oil, watercolour, graphite/charcoal. chalk/pastel
Pastels - Chalk, oil
Markers - watercolor, pigment, water-based acrylic
Pens - ink, glitter
Pigments - Gelatos, watercolor crayons, metallic rubons
Paints - watercolor, acrylic, oil, poster, tempera
Inks - dye, chalk, distress, reinkers, pigment, hybrid
Powders - mica, pigment, chalk
Sprays & airbrushing
Dimensionals - embossing paste, gesso, fabric, found items, papers (collage, piecing) & ephemera, foils
Heated elements - encaustic wax, embossing

Here is my CAS mixed media card......

I used a stencil with two different colors of distress ink which I sponged on.  I used heat embossing for my MFT sentiment.  I then used a Joanna Sheen butterfly die to create my butterfly which, in real life, is dimensional.  I kept it simple as this will go into my holiday stash of gift cards for the upcoming holiday season.

Be sure to stop by the CCEE Stampers Blog to see the fab and extremely creative cards/projects of this 'bestest' DT.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Crazies for Butterflies

Karen continues as our June hostess for the Crazy4Challenges DT.  The following is her challenge for this last one of June.

ADD A BUTTERFLY! I love butterflies, so have a butterfly be the main focus of your card this week. If that doesn't work for you, just add a butterfly. :-)

Thank you again to Caz Counsell (Stamping Caz) for being our Guest Designer this month!!

No stamps were 'harmed' in the making of this card.  I used a corner die in the upper left and lower left corners.  I then used a Joanne Sheen butterfly die.  I left it CAS and white.

Be sure to check out the kaleidoscope of butterflies at the Crazies Blog.  (I learned that a group of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope.)

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The CCEE Stampers Go to the Birds

Vicky continues as the June hostess for the CCEE Stampers Challenge.  Here is her challenge for this week.
Most of you know I love birds.....birds of any kind!  Let's use birds on our cards this week.....Crazy Birds, real birds, cartoon birds...whatever trips your trigger!  One, two, a's your choice.  Just show me those birds!
I have a trio of funky owls for you today.  I kept the card CAS as these hooters deserve all the focus.  I did add some scoring around the edges in place of my usual piercing.
Be sure to stop in to the CCEE Blog to see the 'birds' taking over our gallery today.